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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address EFH 601
Phone  (205) 488-0756
Other websites Full Biography

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Ophthalmology  Ophthalmology Professor
Secondary  Pathology   Joint Pathology Associate Professor
Center  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  Vision Sciences (Org-Ret)  Vision Science Research Center (Org-Ret) Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Read was born in Nashville, TN and raised in Montgomery, AL. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Auburn University in 1988. Following two years of pharmacy practice, he returned to school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, graduating magna cum laude in 1994. Dr. Read served an internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, and completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Washington, Seattle. He then spent two years at the Doheny Eye Institute/University of Southern California, completing dual fellowships in Uveitis/Ocular Inflammatory Diseases and Ophthalmic Pathology. Dr. Read joined the full-time faculty of the UAB Department of Ophthalmology in August 2000. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Uveitis Society, the Hogan Eye Pathology Society, the American Medical Association, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, and the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology. He is actively involved in clinical and applied basic science research as well as diagnostic ophthalmic pathology.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology  Board of Directors 
American Academy of Ophthalmology 
American Medical Association 
American Uveitis Society  Executive Secretary 
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology     
Hogan Eye Pathology Society     
Medical Association of the State of Alabama 

Research/Clinical Interest
Role of Complement in Ocular Diseases
My laboratory focuses on the role of the complement system and its activation in ocular disease. We are currently focusing on two areas, complement activation in experimental autoimmune uveitis, a mouse model of endogenous posterior uveitis; and complement in age related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the USA in individuals over 65.

complement, uveitis, macular degeneration, immunology, eye